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Anyone know how to reset, or when it resets, the Watt hour per mile statistic on the battery widget?
as I understand (while not a legit reset)... fully discharging or as close to 0% as possible and then fully charging 100%, a few times should recalibrate.
but, this is also my unscientific understanding of what I feel smarter people than me have implied. *old school battery conditioning.
 

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I seem to be at 1% for 1.2 miles. :)
I have gotten to 4.8 extra miles from 0% SoC.
I have not pushed it further... but, have noted that (while our bikes don't get hobbled for a low SoC down to 0%)... it does slow down after a mile past 0% SoC - gradually and continually. I noticed a change to 13 mph at around 1 extra mile past 0% SoC down to 8mph (is the lowest I've seen it slow me down.)
 

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Right but is it better to call it dead or to try and desperately find a 110 plug? :) Excuse me can I plug into your outside plug for an hour for $20? :) tcycpher you are in Seattle right?
your point is valid, 'specially if you have to sit at a 110v for an hour to just get 10%. :D

and. yes, I'm in SEA.
 

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I wonder when the will have a truck mounted DC service? Basically the out of gas for electrics.
I have "heard of" some tow trucks carrying DCF converting batteries around - but never seen any as it would be a considerable cost to support EVs.

That said, there are some EVs that can charge back (like they brought you a can of gas.)
 

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How hard is it to get motorcycle towing? Seems like this is something I should understand. I wonder if this is included in my insurance.
I used my HDMC (HOG) membership to tow.
It was pretty painless... although my first time ever having to tow a bike. <-- pics
I was worried at first, but the driver seemed to know what they were doing and no damage was caused.
 

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because I'm not getting out of bed at 2:00 a.m. to disconnect the charger, and haven't figured out how to get it to automatically stop charging at 80%
I use a smart plug so when I plug it in, I know the bike charges roughly 10% an hour, so, if I'm at 36% when I get home, I set the smart plug to shut off automatically, 3-3.5hrs later, so I'm in the perfect zone 30%-70% SoC.

I use it for the same when I want it to be fully charged in the am... if it's at 64% at night, I plug it in (but the smart plug is off)... I then set the smart plug to turn on automatically, roughly 4hrs before I plan to ride, so at 64%, it should be or close to fully charged... if I want to be sure, I'll just set it to turn on earlier.

This has worked flawlessly since 2019 (for this bike.)
 

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Its weird they said I got a year HOG membership but haven't seen anything since the purchase. I guess it has only been a month.
I purchased the lifetime membership, 'cause I do love Harley and well, the towing alone has saved me once and could easily do it again in my lifetime. it was an inexpensive investment
 
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